McLaren unveils hybrid supercar Artura
McLaren Automotive, the British creator of luxury, high-performance supercars, has revealed the long-anticipated McLaren Artura, marking the start of both a new chapter for the pioneering luxury supercar company and a new era in supercar technology and performance. Underpinned by the McLaren philosophy of super-lightweight engineering, the Artura is a distillation of every attribute inherent in a McLaren, combined with faster throttle response, lower emissions, and the ability to run in pure EV mode, thanks to its electrified powertrain.
“We are proud and honored to showcase the all-new McLaren Artura in the Kingdom of Bahrain and on the day of its global debut. This revolutionary High-Performance Hybrid supercar marks a beginning of a new era for both McLaren Automotive and the wider supercar segment. Every drop of our engineering expertise gained across more than 50 years of racing has been poured into the Artura, to deliver a combination of breath-taking performance, driver engagement, and dynamic excellence, which our brand is so renowned for. I am confident that this extraordinary creation will appeal to both our existing and new customers in the Middle East region,” said Brett Soso, Managing Director – Europe, Middle East & Africa, McLaren Automotive Ltd.
The McLaren Artura is the first model built on the new McLaren Carbon Lightweight Architecture (MCLA), which sets new standards for advanced and flexible chassis design and has been optimized for hybrid applications through the bespoke battery compartment, domain-based ethernet electrical architecture, as well as electrical air-conditioning. The new platform complements a wealth of additional weight-reduction measures, resulting in the class-leading lightest dry weight of 1,395kg, and a curb weight of 1,489kg.
At the heart of the Artura’s all-new powertrain is a lightweight 2,993cc twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine, paired to a bespoke eight-speed transmission and a compact e-motor, which provides the supercar with instant torque and improved throttle response. The package generates a combined power output of 671 hp and 720 Nm of torque. The Artura’s top speed is electronically limited to 330km/h with 0-100km/h reached in just 3.0 seconds and 0-200 km/h in 8.3 seconds.
The Artura is designed with full Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) capability and can be charged to an 80% level in just 2.5 hours. The battery pack, comprising five lithium-ion modules, can also harvest power from the combustion engine during driving, depending on the driving mode selected. This solution provides the driver with a unique ability to enjoy the car in silent, pure EV mode with a range of up to 30km and a top speed of 130km/h.
Available to order now from McLaren retailers, with first deliveries to customers commencing in Q3 of this year, the Artura is priced at AED 954,000 in the UAE, and in standard specification, which includes a 3-year service plan, Smartphone Integration Package, and Practicality Pack at no extra cost. This pack includes Vehicle Lift, power-folding heated door mirrors with ‘Dip in Reverse’ functionality, four front and four rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera, and soft-close doors.